Requesting Credit (CR) Standing in a Course

Credit standing is reserved for a student who has completed and passed all of the work of the course, including the final examination, but due to illness or other extenuating circumstances beyond his or her control, earned a substantially lower grade than might have been expected.  See Appeal Regulation 3.3.4 for more information about Appeals on matters other than Academic Integrity.

The following material must be included as a part of the appeal:

  • Submit an Online Appeal here
  • A letter of explanation clearly demonstrating the significant extenuating circumstances, beyond the student’s control, leading to student to earn a substantially lower grade than might have been expected. See also Tips for Writing a Good Appeal Letter.
  • Supporting documentation/letter from an appropriate professional that clearly indicates ways in which the extenuating circumstances directly affected the student’s performance. The letter should verify that these effects were substantial enough to cause the academic problem. Information on the start, duration and present state of the extenuating condition is critical. Students are advised to submit an Off-campus Physician's Note [PDF] if requesting support from a medical professional outside of Health, Counselling and Disability Services.
  • A letter of support from the instructor. The instructor may e-mail their statements to

The instructor will be contacted to inquire if he or she supports this appeal.

TIME LIMIT: Appeals for Credit standing must be submitted no later than 21 calendar days after the end of the examination period in which the course was offered.

NOTE: A student may be granted Aegrotat or Credit standing for a maximum of 36.0 units over the course of an entire degree program (see Academic Regulation 10.2.2 for more information).